Fish tanks, pale blue walls, and eclectic artwork and murals add a relaxing vibe to Focus Dentistry, where Doctors Armond Aghakhani and Nina Tran and their dedicated staff put their clients’ comfort first. Whether they’re conducting general prophylaxis cleanings, oral surgery, or orthodontic treatments, they rely on advanced technology such as digital X-rays and intraoral cameras to diagnose and treat issues speedily.
With orchids in its windows, sculptures in its corridors, and a spacious waiting room with a marble-topped reception desk that overlooks plush couches, Agoura Advanced Dentistry looks exactly like a spa. And yet it’s the place where Dr. Kam Kamangar performs root canals, crafts veneers, and removes teeth stains caused by drinking coffee and smooching octopi. Inside treatment rooms, patients zone out while staring at the sun-soaked hills and trees.
Part of Therapy Services Plus and named for its location above it, Yoga Upstairs elevates visitors’ spirits and fitness levels with accessible Hatha- and Iyengar-style yoga classes, as well as basic, gentle, and Vinyasa flows. Sunlight warms the bamboo floor of the practice space as seasoned teachers demonstrate movements to help strengthen muscles and center minds. Iyengar class instructors walk students through routines to open joints and cultivate stamina, and students perform restorative-yoga routines to melt stress with gentle stretches and breaths deeper than a bass solo inside a moon crater. In addition to posing on mats, students can visit the studio’s four-panel yoga wall, where sturdy straps assist inverted moves and other advanced body-weight exercises without risking injury. Like a medieval castle’s daycare center, many classes incorporate blankets, blocks, and sandbags, which help students hold their poses as they hone their alignment.
The classes at Agoura Fitness blur the line between dancing, exercising, and rehearsing jabs in the boxing ring. Instructors lead a wide variety of courses designed to burn calories, many of which are set to upbeat music. Zumba routines pull from Latin dance styles for a cardio workout, whereas TaeRobics sync martial arts drills with energizing beats. Yoga classes take a slower approach to wellness with balanced poses and stretches. Other classes on the curriculum include boot camp, interval training, boxing, and Extreme Cycling—a better way to make stationary biking fun than repeatedly asking "are we there yet?"
The gym is also stocked with free weights and cardio equipment, and visitors can take advantage of these with the help of a personal trainer, or during solo workouts as early as 4:30 a.m. on weekdays.
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